Good morning and happy Taco Tuesday to you! If you’re a taco fan, you are going to love today’s recipe! 🙂
Taco night is pretty much a staple in our house nowadays, so, now that fall and colder temps are officially here, I decided to put a comfort food spin on it. I’m ditching the infamous, gonna-break-and-make-a-mess taco shell and calling on the sweet potato to take its place. These colorful Turkey Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are nutritious and delicious and perfect for Taco Tuesday, fall game days, and quick lunchtime eats (just prep ahead and pack away on Sunday)!
Turkey Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- 4 medium sweet potatoes
- 1/2 sweet onion
- 1 pounds lean ground turkey
- ½ tbsp olive oil
- ½ cup water if needed
Ingredients for seasoning:
- 1 tbsp Chili powder
- ½ tbsp Cayenne pepper omit to if you're not a fan of spicy
- ½ tbsp Paprika
- ½ tbsp Garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried Oregano
- ½ tbsp Salt
- ½ tbsp Pepper
Ingredients for toppings:
- 1 avocado
- 1 head of lettuce
- 2 green onions
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 tomato
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Scrub and clean sweet potatoes and poke all over with a fork. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and cook on the top shelf of the oven for about 55 minutes until the potatoes are tender to touch. The larger the potato, the longer it will take to cook, so I always try to choose potatoes that are roughly the same size so they all cook evenly.
While the potatoes are cooking, heat the olive oil in a pan on medium heat and add diced onion. Cook the onions down until they are tender and smell delicious.
Next, add the ground turkey to the onions, separating any large pieces using the back of a spoon or spatula. Cook the turkey until it's just about done, approximately 5 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine spices. Then, add the spices to the ground turkey and onion mixture.
If the turkey appears dry (if it's super lean, it will not release much fat into the pan), add some water to the pan, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for about 1-2 minutes until the water thickens to a sauce.
While you’re waiting for your potatoes to finish cooking, begin dicing your veggies and toppings. You can use anything you want, but the ones suggested above are some of my favorites!
Once the sweet potatoes have finished cooking, cut them down the middle in a cross shape.
Spread the potato open and pile high with turkey, your favorite toppings, and serve warm!
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